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Be wary of war with Iran

January 17, 2012 • Editorial

As tensions mount between Iran and most of the other nations of the world over Iran’s nuclear-related activities, so do the risks of war — either a war of perceived necessity or an accidental conflagration.

It is a dangerous situation that may well get worse before it gets better. The United States, Israel and Iran all are planning military exercises in the Persian Gulf region later this month and next. Such times call for watchfulness, preparedness, restraint, maturity and an awareness that what one says and how one says it can matter as much as what one does.

Thus far, the Obama administration’s approach has been assertive but not aggressive. It has stated clearly what nuclear activities by Iran would be unacceptable, but it has Login to read more

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